Decision details

(FCS) COVID-19 - PPN/04 20 Supplier Relief (Recovery and Transition)

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No






Date of Decision:


26 June 2020

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)


Judith Badger

Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)



Brief Description of Decision:



  1. That the measures previously approved in relation to the immediate payment of invoices (including receipting, dealing with disputes and invoice frequency) continue to the end of October 2020.


  1. Services continue to consider their contracted suppliers that may be at risk as a result of Covid 19.


  1. Where Supplier Relief has been / is to be granted, Services to work with the supplier to determine the transition plan from support as soon as reasonably practical and by the end of October 2020 and ensure that any extension to relief is subject to its own individual decision.




Reasons for the Decision:



To continue to respond the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to support suppliers during the period of restrictions, whilst recognising recovery and transition. The decision was also taken having had regard to the Cabinet Office guidance (Procurement Policy Note 04/20)


Details of alternative options considered and rejected:


The accompanying briefing paper sets out the ranges of support to Suppliers currently in place, which would otherwise end on 30th June 2020, and the reasons for the decision to continue the arrangements on the basis as set out in the paper and in this decision notice.  


Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:


No conflicts of interest

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)



Reports or parts of reports considered


Briefing Paper for the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services – (PPN04/20) Supplier Relief (Recovery and Transition) – 26 June 2020


I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation to (PPN04/20) Supplier Relief (Recovery and Transition)


Signed by the Decision Maker


Dated:            26 June 2020

Name:            Judith Badger

Job Title:      Strategic Director - Finance and Customer Services

Publication date: 26/06/2020

Date of decision: 26/06/2020

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